I recall getting 120% on a math exam…how you ask? The instructor had a bonus question and I simply rocked it! I knew my material, practiced and excelled in the subject area. Leading up to the 2016 Model year, Polaris continued to have some winning models…and even I was curious as to how they could make the RMK platform even better. The Axxys platform definitely delivered in my opinion.
I have enjoyed throwing my leg over a new Pro-RMK every winter season since 2013 (first world problem…I know). The ability of the 2012-2015 sleds was without doubt impressive. With regards to side hilling, these things rocked. I like to coin it as “predictable response”…you point the sled and it goes there, without question. So how can you make that even better? They did!
This past winter, I loved putting seasoned Polaris Fans on the Pro-RMK and SKS that we had in our ride fleet. They simply loved them; the sleds ability to get up on the snow better, it’s desire to keep going and the sleds ability to not panel out. What do I mean by paneling out; it’s when you tip your sled onto its side, the side panel wedges against the snow and doesn’t allow your track to maintain traction. Polaris have figured this out and they rule that space.
Even the die-hard Summit riders in our group and at our Sledcore Ride Clinics couldn’t believe how much easier it was to side hill the Polaris. Now this also sparks the question of “will the new Gen-4 Summit side hill as good, or better than the Polaris…and that’s the subject for another post.
Until then, I’m sure Polaris will see increased sales in Newfoundland’s Backcountry riding segment. Why….because hands down, the 2016 Polaris Pro-RMK and SKS snowmobiles scored 120% when it came to side hilling and “predictable response”, you will not go wrong.